An Affiliate of the International
Union of Geological Sciences

Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) — Société Géologique d’Afrique

The Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) was established in 1973 to encourage geoscientific collaboration and cooperation across the continent.

Its main objectives are:

  • to promote understanding of the earth sciences and improve standards of earth science education and research in Africa; 
  • to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information across national boundaries between scientists, associations and institutions engaged in African geology and earth resources; 
  • to promote the development and sustainable management of the continent's earth resources, to advance its socio-economic development; and 
  • to improve natural hazards assessment and disaster mitigation. 

The Journal of African Earth Sciences (JAES) is closely affiliated with the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). The society will use its best efforts to promote the journal to its members and to the relevant scientific discipline, and will endeavour to stimulate the submission of papers of the highest professional standard. The Society shall make clear to members that members subscription (79 USD for 2013) will be for personal use only and may not be placed in institutional or university libraries. In our Memorandum of Agreement with Elsevier we have agreed that Elsevier will provide an annual prize of $500 USD for the best paper published by an African Researcher in the Journal from the preceding calendar year. The recipient of the prize will be chosen by the Editors of the journal. So, we encourage African Researchers to submit their research results for publication in JAES. The GSAf is planning to establish a publications committee among its members to support African Earth Scientists in their effort to prepare manuscripts of international standard.

Prof. Aberra Mogessie

GSAf President

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Cover of Journal of African Earth Sciences
Cover of Journal of African Earth Sciences